St. Pete punk band Rutterkin is finally celebrating its new album this weekend

The free show at The Bends is 21 & up, with You Vandal and Bad, Bad Things opening.

In October, St. Pete indie punk band Rutterkin finally released its long-awaited debut album A Portal For Spirits, and even sold limited-edition splatter vinyl copies on Bandcamp.

Unfortunately, the band just hasn’t had a safe enough state of mind to play a show promoting the release. “COVID curtailed our plans for doing it earlier,” the band told Creative Loafing Tampa Bay. That changes on Friday at The Bends in St. Petersburg.

Finally, four months later, Ryan Metcalf, Chris Stellern, Dave Conrad, and James Pendleton are ready to hold an official release party, with some killer local support beside them. Gainesville pop-punk band You Vandal opens the free, 21 & up show along with Bad, Bad Things, featuring members of Career.

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Josh Bradley

Josh Bradley is Creative Loafing Tampa's resident live music freak. He started freelancing with the paper in 2020 at the age of 18, and has since covered, announced, and previewed numerous live shows in Tampa Bay. Check the music section in print and online every week for the latest in local live music.
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